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Connecting 4 2960 switches

Chris Gabel
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Hi All,

I currently have 3 2960's connecting together using daisy chains and I'd like to add a 4th switch into the network. I have been reading that daisy chaining switches together is not the best method and would like to know if a hub&spoke/star topology would be better suited for this (Connecting 3 switches to a Main switch). I DO NOT have stacking cables or modules so I will be relying on a straight connection between switches using Cat6 cables.

Thanks for your input.

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acampbell
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Chris

SWITCH 1 ------------------------------------ SWITCH 2

   |     |                                               |    |

   |     | --------SWITCH 3- ---------------------|    |

   |                                                         |

   |----------SWITCH 4 -------------------------------|

Hope this makes sense

Regards,
Alex.
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Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.

Hi Alex,

This is what I was thinking too, a simple star toplogy with a main switch. Thanks for verifying.

-Chris

Is a star style topology best practice for connecting multiple switches when stacking cables/modules are not involved?

Damien Madison
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Beginner

A star topology should be fine. Just make sure your running spanning-tree on all of your switches to prevent loops.

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